What You Need to Know About New York’s Proposed Education Tax Credit

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May 17, 2015 - New York City - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo attends a rally at Yeshiva Shaare Torah on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn Sunday May 17, 2015 where he talked about the Parental Choice in Education Act. The Governor was joined by elected officials, including Assemblyman Dov Hikind, and student Eddie Harari, 17. (Office of the Governor - Kevin P. Coughlin)
27 May 2015

When Rhode Island adopted an education tax credit program a few years back, it resulted in a windfall for the state’s two Jewish day schools. Between them, their students received some $400,000 in scholarship money in the program’s first year.

In Florida, tax credit legislation has resulted in nearly $10 million annually for scholarships for Jewish day schools and yeshiva students.

Now New York, which has more Jewish day school and yeshiva students, some 150,000, than all other states combined, has a chance of getting an education tax credit program that could deliver millions of dollars per year to cash-strapped Jewish day school families.

Read the full story at JTA.

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The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.